Labor has claimed that, if elected, the Liberals will privatise Medicare, close the ABC and shoot koalas for fun.
Opposition leader Bill Shorten said, “You cannot trust the Liberals with our cherished institutions, or with koalas. I know for a fact that they intend to shoot lots of them after the election, just for fun. You cannot trust them when they say they won’t shoot koalas, and that it’s just another ridiculous and desperate fabrication by Labor to scare voters. Well, I’ve got the perfect response to that: they would say that wouldn’t they?”